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Chaya

First Name
11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
331
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chaya

"Chaya" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Life". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Hebrew חַיָּה (Chaya, “living”)

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Chaya

Clarice Lispector was a writer and brazilian literature. Clarice was given the name Chaya Pinkhasovna Lispector on December 10th, 1920 in Chechelnyk. She passed away on December 9th, 1977.

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Chaya Singh is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Chaya was born Chaya Singh on May 16th, 1981 in Bangalore, India.

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Chaya was born on March 16th, 1901. She breathed her last breath on February 10th, 1988.

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Chaya is also known as Ilene Louise Gusfield.

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She breathed her last breath in 1860.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chaya

Maxime Chaya is a sportsman, climber, explorer, professional speaker, corporate ambassador, athlete, climbing, and exploration. Maxime was born on December 16th, 1961 in Beirut.

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B. R. Chaya is a sugama sangeetha and playback singer singing and entrepreneurship. She plays Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to present. B. was born in Bangalore.

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Afif Chaya is a singer and actor. Afif was born on January 10th, 1947.

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How popular is the baby name Chaya in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1947 9 9 0
1948 6 6 0
1949 10 10 0
1950 9 9 0
1951 11 11 0
1952 18 18 0
1953 17 17 0
1954 21 21 0
1955 27 27 0
1956 28 28 0
1957 19 19 0
1958 26 26 0
1959 31 31 0
1960 16 16 0
1961 27 27 0
1962 35 35 0
1963 34 34 0
1964 23 23 0
1965 22 22 0
1966 17 17 0
1967 35 35 0
1968 34 34 0
1969 36 36 0
1970 40 40 0
1971 49 49 0
1972 64 64 0
1973 57 57 0
1974 83 83 0
1975 103 103 0
1976 81 81 0
1977 97 97 0
1978 90 90 0
1979 116 116 0
1980 114 114 0
1981 171 166 5
1982 146 146 0
1983 146 146 0
1984 151 151 0
1985 130 130 0
1986 142 142 0
1987 144 144 0
1988 213 213 0
1989 237 232 5
1990 214 214 0
1991 237 237 0
1992 202 202 0
1993 229 229 0
1994 205 205 0
1995 217 217 0
1996 210 210 0
1997 221 221 0
1998 213 213 0
1999 259 259 0
2000 295 295 0
2001 290 290 0
2002 357 357 0
2003 321 321 0
2004 349 349 0
2005 373 373 0
2006 368 368 0
2007 409 409 0
2008 403 403 0
2009 401 401 0
2010 384 384 0
2011 393 393 0
2012 406 406 0
2013 405 405 0
2014 416 416 0
2015 378 378 0
2016 397 397 0

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Popularity of Chaya as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chaya U.S.
  White 83.08% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.23% 16.26%

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People with the last name Chaya are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Chaya

  • How Popular is the name Chaya? Chaya is the 2,286th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chaya was the 60,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,437 babies born with the first name Chaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chaya to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Chaya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chaya is Sunday, September 1st, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Chaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chaya was in 2014 with a total of 416 babies.
  • Random Chaya Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chaya ranks 70th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 228 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Chaya: Your name in reverse order is Ayahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cyhaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 331 people with the last name Chaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chaya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chaya as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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